Middle East

Syria: 9 years of struggle for democracy

As Bashar al-Assad brutally crushes the last areas in not under his control, Syrian socialist Joseph Daher gives this wide-ranging interview

8th February 2020 // 0 Comments

Rebellion and Reaction – Worldwide anti-austerity upsurge met with brutal repression

American and British liberals tend to present phenomena like Donald Trump as distasteful ‘populist’ aberrations, based on the unfortunate and excluded ultra-poor. This is wrong on every count. In most places the ultra-right mass movements have their core in the comfortable (and generally older) middle classes, however much working class support they eventually garner. What is happening goes way beyond ‘populism’.

3rd December 2019 // 2 Comments

On Trump and Netanyahu and mutual interests

Trump has not been reticent to support the wishes of the Israeli government; both the move of the embassy to Jerusalem and his recognition of Israel’s control over the Golan Heights come to mind. Within hours the Israeli government said that Tlaib and Omar were not welcome in Israel.

22nd August 2019 // 0 Comments

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